Mama's Boy

2007

Mama's Boy (2007)

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A business executive in his mid-20s still lives at home with his mother, who treats him like he is 10 years old. His mother decides to go to great and bizarre lengths to find her son a wife.

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Cast

Diane Keaton
as Jan Mannus
Jon Heder
as Jeffrey Mannus
Jeff Daniels
as Mert Rosenbloom
Anna Faris
as Nora Flannigan
Eli Wallach
as Seymour Warburton
Lyralen Kaye
as June Price
Laura Kightlinger
as Mert's Secretary
Jeremy Kramer
as Frito's executive
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Critic Reviews for Mama's Boy

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

It's not that the movie is utterly bereft of arresting moments. It's just that each of these prominently features one of the aforementioned supporting cast and not the so-called star.

Dec 14, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Matters quickly regress into an antic romantic comedy, potentially buoyed by a strong cast but soon thwarted by a screenplay as leaden as it is predictable.

Dec 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Haphazardly conceived and clumsily executed, this aggressively quirky yet gratingly unfunny comedy appears set on the fast track to vidstore bins.

Dec 3, 2007
Variety
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When the writer's this far off, the actors and the audience pay the price.

Nov 29, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

...there's certainly no understating the ineffectiveness of Heder's relentlessly (and irritatingly) over-the-top performance...

May 21, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Ana Faris is the best thing in this predictable, often silly Jon Heder movie about a spoilt son trying to sabotage his mother's new relationship

Aug 9, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mama's Boy

Kind of lame. A few funny bits, and Anna Faris ,as always , is worth watching, but Stepbrothers did this better. Rewatched this 2014. Actually, I quite liked it, more than the first time. Yes, it's silly, but I laughed quite a few times and I really do like the cast. Also had a surprisingly good soundtrack and just love Anna's blonde and black hair. The plot is a bit recycled, but for something silly to watch at home, this is quite decent.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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½

Mama's Boy is dumb, completely ridiculous and tries much too hard to be funny. Nothing can be saved, except the actors, for being in this garbage. This should not have been made!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

It was okay. Nothing special about it.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Jon Heder could win an Academy Award and the presenter would say that the winner is Napoleon Dynamite. Yes, he's back playing the same mundane character in Mama's Boy, a totally unfunny piece of crap. You know the basic premise from the title before going in. Napoleon's mom (Diane Keaton, who is quickly challenging Kathy Bates for most dysfunctional mother roles in a career) wants to get out and meets a motivational speaker (Jeff Daniels). They go to war. He meets a hippie girl (Anna Faris) who he has feelings for and everyone knows it except himself. Yes, this film is that recycled. I'm going to be perfectly honest. The only reason this film got a full star is because Eli Wallach is in this piece of shit. Eli Wallach kicks ass. I suggest fast forwarding through Napoleon's schtick and checking out Eli. He's awesome. But not even Eli Wallach can make this turd float. If I actually laughed at anything in this film I might reconsider, but it is just so damn unfunny it's pathetic. How the hell did this blight on cinemea get released? What cash and sexual favors were exchanged? Who had fun with animals pictures? There has to be some reason for this to get made because it sure as hell wasn't because it was worth a damn. Flush it.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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